May 11, 2018

ISRAEL was AMAZING! I know many of you were keeping up with us on social media, but I just want to tell you that we really had an amazing trip. I was reminded again of just how impactful this trip is for each and every person who makes the journey. If you’ve never been to Israel or if you’re ready to go back again, start budgeting for your trip now. Our next trip will be here before you know it, and I’d love to have you join us!

MOMS are AMAZING as well and I am looking forward to celebrating our mothers this weekend! Abraham Lincoln said, “All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Many of us could say the same thing or something similar. In our series, Family Fixer Upper, we’ve talked about how God took a rib from Adam’s side and literally built Eve and then presented her to Adam. Eve means ‘living’ and that’s what mothers add to a home, LOTS of LIFE! She sets the atmosphere in the home and fills the house with a fragrance only mothers have. One of love, grace, acceptance, and affirmation!

It really is amazing when you consider all that moms accomplish on a daily basis! How many times have you said or heard someone say, “I don’t know how she does it, but she’s incredible!” The reason they’re so good at being moms is that’s what God gifted them to do. You can be a mom to your own children or you can be a spiritual mom to those around you. It comes naturally to you.

Satan fights all of us, but he fights moms in some unique ways. One of those ways is making them feel like they don’t quite do enough…no matter how much they do! Mom guilt is a very real tactic the enemy uses against mothers. This Sunday we’re turning our thoughts from the lies of the devil to the truths found in God’s word. God wants you so FULL of Him and His truth that you can be FREE to be YOU! His desire is for you to experience the richness of being a mom ‘fully alive’!

I’ll see you Sunday!

Mike Lewis